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The US Federal Reserve announced it would additionally pump some freshly printed $600b into the economy via a new treasuries buying program. The message thus sent to the world is that as always the Federal Reserve is going to advance its own interests regardless of the impact of its steps on the global economy.

Political commentator George Friedman wrote in the aftermath of the November US midterms which left the Democrats with a headache: "Obama comes out of this election severely weakened domestically. If he continues his trajectory, the rest of the world will perceive him as a crippled president, something he needn't be in foreign policy matters".

In the situation of military and political standoff against the Arabic World the authorities of Israel are paying particular attention to the information war.

The national intelligence service and the computer systems and communication department of the General Staff of the Israeli armed forces are in charge of planning and implementation of operations aimed at distortion of components of the information and telecommunication infrastructures in other countries.

What the phenomenon of WikiLeaks, a powerful outlet of classified information, reflects is not only the immense potential of the Internet but also the fact that the implementation of a sophisticated program of brainwashing must be underway.

The very first outburst of former secrets – the Afghan dossier containing reports by commanders of various ranks, details of combat missions, analytical papers, etc. – sent a shock worldwide

As a new world order ideology, globalism has to rely on myths for its own advancement. The key myths behind globalism are that the world is facing an ever-growing terrorist threat (the notion routinely serves to justify downright genocide disguised as war on terror) and that carriers of various cultural identities can coexist and interact smoothly within multicultural societies.

The US Congress finally ran out of patience after years of coercing China into the yuan appreciation and passed a bill authorizing the US Chamber of Commerce to slap punitive duties on Chinese imports. The very next day Beijing responded by propelling the yuan to the dollar exchange rate to the unprecedented 6.6732:1 mark and thus demonstrated its receptiveness to US criticisms.

The US Administration and Afghanistan's government chose to get in touch with the Haqqani clan renown as a particularly ominous group in the ranks of the Afghan resistance. No doubt, the step reflects Washington's awareness of its inability to prevail in the conflict in Afghanistan, and the Talibs' guerrilla tactic must be credited with efficiency high enough to force the US ask for peace, which is the objective the anti-Western tribal coalition has been pursuing from the outset.

A handful of the world's countries are responsible for most of the global drug output (cannabis is the only narcotic culture which has practically unlimited tolerance to climate conditions and can be cultivated in the majority of geographic zones). The Andean Belt countries – Columbia, Peru, and Bolivia – supply the lion's share of cocaine and hashish.

Turkey's September 12 referendum dealt a sever blow to the positions of secularists in the country. Recep Erdogan's Justice and Development Party secured the support of 58% of the voters for its reform aimed at making the military – the part of the society that has for decades guaranteed the secular character of the Turkish statehood - more accountable to the civilian rule and at limiting the powers of the judiciary which has routinely opposed the government.

In an interview with a Russian news agency, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, once again touched upon the so-called Iran’s nuclear problem (actually, instead of the word ‘problem’ Tehran has been using ‘Iran’s nuclear issue’). Mr. Gates repeatedly announced that Washington does not rule out any scenarios, including a military attack on Iran. The Pentagon chief stressed that the U.S. welcomes Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program but suggested that Iran had been seeking ways to produce nukes.